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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 5:00pm here:

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This meeting will be open to the public but due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must register your attendance prior to the meeting by contacting Council on (03) 6471 4700 or via email at ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au

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Rosebery Post Office Closure Shock

14 June 2016

West Coast Council was shocked to learn of the impending closure of the Rosebery Post Office.

“A notice provided to residents today advises the Rosebery Post Office will closed on 30 June,” West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers said.  “Australia Post will be placing some postal services in the local IGA Supermarket from 1 July however Council does not see this as an adequate provision of services,” Mayor Vickers stated.

The Rosebery Post Office is an agent for many organisations, including the West Coast Council and Service Tasmania, and provides essential banking services in the town, which has no financial institution branches and only one ATM.

Rosebery is the second-largest community on the West Coast.

Council’s Economic Development, Tourism & Events Coordinator Simon Lee has held discussions with Australia Post’s Retail Department regarding the decision, with confirmation that agency services will not be offered after 30 June, including Centrelink and West Coast Council.  The intention appears to be that Post Office boxes will also be relocated to the IGA Supermarket as part of the move.

Council is not prepared to concede the news is final, with Mayor Vickers stating, “Council holds hope the move can be overturned.  We, like Rosebery residents, have many questions regarding the move and we will work with the community to ensure the best possible solution is delivered to ensure access to services continues.”

A public meeting will be held at the Rosebery RSL from 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 June with Mayor Vickers and Council’s Economic Development, Tourism & Events Coordinator Simon Lee to attend on behalf of Council.